Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wordy Wednesday - Truth

"I am not afraid of tomorrow for I have seen yesterday
and I love today."
~author unknown

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A kind woman at our church offered to take this photo of us on Saturday.  I can't remember the last time all four of us made it in one frame.  Sure, Chloe is doing her own thing, and yes the sun was in our eyes...but we are all here...all 4 of us.  This photo is a treasure to me.

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And then there was anticipation, and eggs strewn about, and little girls who had trouble resisting the urge to jump the gun.  I love it when she smiles so big her eyes disappear....just like her momma.
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There is grass and eggs, and the smells of spring...a time of year for new beginnings, new life, refreshed spirits, and new promises.  A resurection. 
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She's 6.  She couldn't wait to hunt those eggs and even scoped and staked out a coveted golden egg for her baby sister.  I wonder how many hunts she has left in her...you know, before this becomes child's play for her instead of awe and wonderment. 

Last year Easter made me homesick.  This year it didn't, not in the slightest.  This year I didn't spend the day wishing I was somewhere else....I spent it appreciating exactly where I am.  A day spent just the four of us, running, playing, flying kites, napping, lounging, hiding eggs and baskets; grilling, laughing, swimming...and just being - a family; it was and is everything a holiday should be. 

This my friends, is appreciation in its purest form.

9 comments:

Nessa Bixler said...

Happy Easter and if you only knew how much this post made me smile! Chloe off with her own agenda is so fun!

TV's Take said...

What a great post! You are so right, your appreciation is the most heartfelt I've read in a long time (and so well deserved).

Liz said...

Great pics!! Looks like you had a wonderful Easter. We have to catch up soon! :)

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

I am glad that you had a great Easter.

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

Beautiful photos and great to see one of the four of you. I don't know that I've seen many like you said.

Jennifer said...

Love that this family day was effortless and simple. Quality time is something that was much needed with the 4 of you and I truly hope that it continues :-)

Mama Hen said...

I love this family picture! I am always the one taking the pictures, so I know what a treasure it is to have everyone in the same picture. I also have gotten pretty good at using the self timer. I hope you are well! Have a great day!

Mama Hen

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

I'm so glad you had a nice Easter. The pictures are beautiful!

Casey Martinez said...

It's funny because I am a photographer and I place high expectations on my work for my clients but, when it comes to getting my own family picture I don't care what it looks like, or if it is edited. I'm just SO happy to have a picture and it becomes priceless such as this one is for you!! I think that's a perfect and beautiful picture!